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Crooks and Fools: Morris Levy, Frankie Lymon, and the story of 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love'

Richard Carlin, 'Godfather of the Music Business' (U. Miss Press), March 2016

'WHY DO FOOLS Fall in Love' is one of the classic hits of the '50s.  Along with its importance to the history of rock 'n' roll, the song has one of the most convoluted copyright histories in all of music publishing – one that illustrates the often shady practices of the music business over the decades.

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